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CSU 401(k) and 457(b) Plan: One-on-One Consultations with Savings Plus

  • 7/11/17 (Tues) 8AM-5PM ARTS 229
  • 8/09/17 (Wed) 8AM-5PM ARTS 229
  • 9/21/17 (Thurs) 8AM-5PM SSC 466
  • 10/24/17 (Tues) 8AM-5PM SSC 466

Description

A Savings Plus Representative will be on campus to provide one-on-one consultations for faculty and staff to assist with questions, enrollment, or account review in the voluntary State of California employee 401k & 457-retirement plans through California Department of Human Resources.

Contact Information

Register: To schedule your appointments:  https://csuchico.myretirementappt.com/
Visit: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/savings-plus-one-on-one-consultations.shtml

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Savings Plus is a 401(k) and 457(b) plan available to State of California employees, including employees of the California State University (CSU) system.  Savings Plus Retirement Specialists provide information for educational purposes only and are Registered Representatives of Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA.  Retirement Specialists have view-only access to Savings Plus accounts and you must have your account log-on ID & password available to change your investment portfolio.  To create a log-on ID or reset password, please go to www.savingsplusnow.com or call customer service at 855-616-4776 for assistance.

Audience: CSU, Chico employees

Sponsor(s): California State University, Savings Plus, and the HRSC Benefits Unit

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CSU 403(b) Plan: One-on-One Consultations with Fidelity Investments

  • 7/19/17 (Wed) 8AM-5PM, SSC Rm 426
  • 8/31/17 (Thurs) 8AM-5PM, SSC Rm 426
  • 9/07/17 (Thurs) 8AM-5PM, SSC Rm 426
  • 10/5/17 (Thurs) 8AM-5PM, SSC Rm 426
  • 11/9/17 (Thurs) 8AM-5PM, SSC Rm 426

Description

Fidelity Investments will be on campus to provide one-on-one consultations for faculty and staff to assist with any questions or enrollment in the voluntary CSU 403(b) retirement plan through Fidelity Investments.

Contact Information

Register: online at https://nb.fidelity.com/public/nb/calstate/contactus/schedule-a-meeting
Visit: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/tsa-fidelity-appointments.shtml
Location: Student Service Center, Room 426

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Note: If appointments fill up, the campus will work with Fidelity to offer more appointments in the future. 

To schedule a free one-on-one appointment:

Appointments are required and must be made through Fidelity.  Unfortunately, walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  Please schedule an appointment for a time that is convenient for you.

What you need to know:

The appointments will be with a Fidelity Workplace Planning and Guidance Consultant.  Please consider bringing relevant account statements and any paperwork to help address your questions and needs during your appointment.

The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Program is a voluntary program that allows eligible CSU employees to save toward retirement by investing pre-tax contributions in tax-deferred investments in either annuities or mutual funds, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 403(b). TSA contributions are made solely by the employee through payroll deductions, prior to federal and state taxes being calculated. Consequently, these pre-tax contributions result in reduced taxable income for participating employees.

TSAs are one of two Supplemental Savings Plans offered by the CSU.

Audience: CSU, Chico state employees

Sponsor(s): California State University, Fidelity, and the HRSC Benefits Unit

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Campus EAP for self-help and counseling

Self-Help

Did you know that our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for (state) employees offers self-help on many topics? The website guide shares a summary of the online tools available to you, including:

·         Educational information

·         Care resources

·         Self-help tips

·         Videos

·         Interactive tools

Visit: mylifematters.com

Password: csuchico

Need to talk?

Call LifeMatters (1-800-367-7474) – available 24/7!  Licensed counselors answer all calls and will begin to discuss the situation in order to determine options for you.  Simply request a referral to a local counselor.

Additional Reasons to use LifeMatters Services

  • Stress
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Family or relationship concerns (for anyone in your home)
  • Legal and financial questions
  • Use the concierge service to find a health care provider, moving service, child or elder care service, and more
  • Any other issue of importance in your life!

More Information About LifeMatters

  • 24/7 telephone assessment/counseling intake: 800-367-7474 (company: csuchico)
  • Additional resources at mylifematters.com (enter company password: csuchico)
  • Review the services offered

Need Help?

Information is available online and general questions can be forwarded to the Human Resources Service Center, (530) 898-6771 or ext. 4645.

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is looking for conversation partners!

The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) is looking for conversation partners!

ALCI is the intensive English language program on campus and offers language instruction for all levels, beginning through advanced. ALCI is looking for campus community members who want to help international students with their English.

If you are interested in different cultures or need to fulfill a requirement to interact with non-native English speakers, please come see us! We are looking for everyone and anyone that would like to help a non-native English speaker improve their English!

Our office is located in the Regional and Continuing Education building. If you are interested in becoming a conversation partner, please email: alciconversation@gmail.com or call us at (530) 898-6821.

Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee Named Director of Academic Advising Programs

I’m excited to announce that Kaitlyn Baumgartner Lee has been named the permanent Director of Academic Advising Programs effective 7/1/17. 

Kaitlyn has broad advising experience in Academic Advising, first as an academic advisor since 2006 and then as the lead academic advisor from 2013-2015.  Since January 2016 she has been the interim director, leading Academic Advising to enhance many student success programs including Graduation Initiative 2025 planning and projects; first generation and underrepresented student support; and faculty advising collaboration.  She’s also been an important partner on the Enrollment Management Services leadership team.  Kaitlyn earned a BA in Psychology at Sonoma State University, an MA in Education at Chico State, and is in the EdD program in Educational Leadership at UC-Davis.

Please join me in congratulating Kaitlyn.  I’m confident she’ll continue to provide the vision and leadership vital to supporting student success.

Barbara Fortin

Associate VP for Enrollment Management

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of June 26, 2017

Please visit http://jobs.csuchico.edu and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.

CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

New this week

(VA829) STUDENT ORGANIZATION FINANCIAL COORDINATOR (Administrative Analyst/Specialist NE)

Student Financial Services

Workshops

Bay to Box Files Move: Information Sessions

  • 7/10/17 (Mon), 11AM-12PM CLSA 100B

Description

Bay has been the CSU, Chico electronic file share for over a decade, but it is nearing the end of its life.  As a result, the campus is moving to cloud-based file sharing and storage, provided by Box.com.  2017 is the year of our move from Bay to Box and a lot of changes will happen!

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule

Web: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/box-info-session.shtml 

Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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This workshop will discuss the differences between Bay and Box, including new features and capabilities provided by Box, the proposed migration timeline, and what you can do to get ready.

Instructor: Anthony Dunn, Information Technology Client Services, Project Manager

Audience: All campus employees—especially faculty and staff—who store documents and files on a campus computer, campus server, or department folders.

Sponsor: Information Technology Client Services

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Academic Support Mini Series

All workshops (Tues) 10AM-12PM SSC 410

• 7/11/17 Astra Schedule
• 7/18/17 Schedule Build Overview
• 7/25/17 APSS: CRA + Insight *NEW
• 8/01/17 PeopleSoft Class Scheduling
• 8/08/17 Faculty Workload Process

Don't miss the workshops for Academic Support!

Every Tuesday this summer beginning 7/11/17 from 10AM-Noon a collection of workshops will be provided for an overview of campus processes and operations that are essential for new (and existing) academic support staff.  While each individual course may be designed for specific or multiple audiences, all workshops listed below are appropriate for staff to attend.

This series provides an overview of “must do” academic department processes sequenced by task.  Each workshop provides an overview of processes needed to support an academic department.  Information on each workshop is listed below.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: [PDEV obtain URL from Gretchen]
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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These workshops cover basic operations and process training for new and existing staff—especially new campus administrative support staff.  

Instructor(s):  Jennifer Aceves (Admin Analyst/Specialist, Academic Publications & Scheduling Services)

Audience:  Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic and administrative department processes. These workshops are designed for new staff (ASA’s, ASC’s, AA/S’s, etc.), as well as any employee interested in an overview of a process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Sponsor: Academic Publications & Scheduling Services

Astra Schedule 7/11/2017

Astra Schedule (“Astra”) is the software application used campus-wide to manage, view and book all rooms and outdoor spaces on campus.

In this workshop, you will learn how to search for available rooms, view room usage, request a room, book events and use Astra to help with class relocations. More importantly, discover Astra tips and tricks for making your job easier. Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Schedule Build Overview 7/18/17

This overview of the Academic Schedule building process shares important timelines and a summary of the applications used to generate the Class Schedule.

We will share best practices for managing the process and help for finding critical information. Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, and anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

APSS: CRA + Insight 7/25/2017

APSS asks departments to “help themselves” by running CRA jobs and Insight reports.  But, how do you navigate these campus data warehouses?

How is access granted? Where do you look for your reports, and what report parameters do you really want? We will review the most common tools referenced in our communications, and their benefit to your department.  Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, and anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

PeopleSoft Class Scheduling 8/01/2017

All the PeopleSoft Class Schedule basics will be covered – how to add, delete, cancel, or change existing class sections, how to add and remove instructors, enrollment controls, multi-component classes, combining classes, and so much more!  Bring your questions and get expert answers during this hands-on lab.

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, as well as anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

Faculty Workload Process 8/08/17

This workshop reviews how to generate and interpret the workload report and covers required documentation and timelines.

We will share how to set up split appointments, how to establish chair appointments, and how to enter Assigned Weighted Teaching Units (AWTU).  Time for Q&A is built into this lab session.

Audience: Campus employees interested in, or responsible for, academic department processes. Targeted towards new staff, chairs, and anyone interested in understanding the process or wanting a refresher on the topic.

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Heartsaver CPR/AED Training

  • 7/12/17 (Wed) 9AM-12PM, SSC 122/124

Description

The University Staff Development Program (USDP) Committee is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring Heartsaver CPR AED training.  The training will be taught by staff from First Responder EMS who are an approved American Heart Association Training Center.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule

Visit: http://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/cpr-aed-trng.shtml

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Heartsaver CPR AED (HSCPRAED) covers American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for the infant, child and adult patient - with practice using a barrier device. Methods for clearing a foreign body airway obstruction in infants, children and adults are reviewed as well as training on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).  A perfect class for laypersons, security personnel, fitness instructors, teachers, coaches and childcare providers.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis.  As the cost will be covered by the USDP, commitment to attend the entire session, by those who enroll, is necessary to ensure each session is full.  The training is 3.0 hours in length and if the participant passes the required assessment verifying they have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform CPR and use an AED they will obtain CPR certification upon completion.

Note:  Heartsaver CPR AED is designated for the layperson or non-healthcare provider (i.e. teachers, coaches, childcare providers, etc.).  This class is meant to give the bystander of a cardiac emergency the skills to recognize and properly perform CPR if needed to save someone’s life.

Instructor: First Responder EMS

Audience: Staff, faculty, and managers who are interested in learning CPR and how to use an AED.

Sponsor: University Staff Development Program

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Free Effective Institute Webinar: 3 Steps to Thriving in Chaos

  • 07/13/17 (Thurs) Webinar 11AM-12PM

Description

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar, you will learn three essential steps for not only surviving but also thriving in the chaos.

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All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend this free webinar training.

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As a result of participating in this session you will:

  • Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively
  • Discover how behavior style impacts the change process
  • Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive

WEBCAST LINK: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=0

Questions?

Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Principles of Supervision

  • July 18-19, 2017, 8:00AM-4:30PM

Description

This two-day, CSU-designed, “Principles of Supervision” training program covers basic supervision skills to include performance management, developing direct reports, guiding and organizing the work, managing relationships, and managing yourself.

Contact Information

Register: by emailing pdev@csuchico.edu with the session title or call (530) 898-6433.
Visit:
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/toolkits/principles-of-supervision.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Come learn perspectives and styles of management, as well as:

  • Coaching and communicating with direct reports
  • How to guide work
  • Corrective action
  • Performance evaluation input
  • What good supervisors do (and don’t do)
  • Learn more about yourself and your management style

This course is delivered in a two-day, five-part format.  It requires two full days, is highly interactive, requires some independent work and approximately 30-40 hours of post-session work over the next 6-12 months.  Participants must commit to attending both days and all five modules to complete the training.

  • Module 1: Supervisory Skills Assessment
  • Module 2: Managing Performance and Developing Direct Reports
  • Module 3: Guiding and Organizing the Work
  • Module 4: Managing Relationships
  • Module 5: Managing Yourself

Post session: participants will be expected to attend follow-up meetings and reunions for at least 6 months to build their skills with what they learned. The post-session dual-support structure allows for continual practice and focus on what was learned so attendees can become proficient with their new skills. This strong support structure facilitates application of what was learned post workshop. Post session meetings include:

  • Monthly 1-1/2 hour reunions for 12 months
  • Weekly 1-hour accountability partner meetings for 26 weeks
  • Quarterly 1-hour webcasts (starting mid-year)

Instructor(s): Marisa Szem-Stafford, szem-szem consulting

Audience: For new and experienced managers and leads. Limited seating due to interactive activities.

Sponsor(s): CSU Systemwide Professional Development

Principles of Supervision Toolkit

Take-It-With-You Tools for Supervisors

  • Recommended Reading
    • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Pink
    • FYI: For Your Improvement by Lombardo
    • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Brown and Roediger
    • Primal Leadership by Goleman
  • Personality Inventory - Learn about yourself, and perceptions of others
    • Take the HEXACO personality inventory at hexaco.org
  • Uncover motivators for your direct reports
    • Watch a video based on Daniel Pink's book, Drive, The Surprising Truth on What Motivates Us
      • Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose, Belonging

Contact Information

Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433 for availability

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Bay to Box Migration: Getting Over the Mountain Alive

  • 7/26/17 (Wed), 2-3PM, CLSA 100B

Description

This session covers how to migrate you and your department files into Box.

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Web: https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/migrating-bay-box.shtml
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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The move from Bay to Box may seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest, but with the proper training and preparation, you can scale the mountain with ease. Join us to learn the key steps for getting over the mountain and into Box.

Instructor: Anthony Dunn, Information Technology Client Services, Project Manager

Audience: All campus employees—especially faculty and staff—who store documents and files on a campus computer, campus server, or department folders.

Sponsor: Information Technology Client Services

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Booking travel soon? Use Concur

  • 9/12/17 (Tues), 10-11 AM, SSC 410
    • Note: this workshop is limited to 20 participants

Description

Concur is the campus online travel system for booking air travel, rental cars and hotels using our State rates. 

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Visit: 
https://www.csuchico.edu/training/events/concur-travel.shtml
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

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Come learn how this system can help you with travel. If you would like a refresher on how to use this system, as well as tips and tricks, this workshop is for you.

Note: this workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Instructor: Melissa Taylor (Manager, Accounts Payable and Accounting Applications)

Audience: Open to all staff, faculty, and managers who are interested in learning how to utilize the Concur reservation platform

Sponsor(s): Financial Services and Human Resources Service Center

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